January 6, 2017
my experience with phonak hearing aids with phonak autosenseos

How Hearing Aids with AutoSense OS Affected my Travels

As a hearing aid wearer with 40 years of experience, it's been fascinating to have Phonak's AutoSense OS operating system in my new hearing aids.
October 17, 2016
Marlee Matlin responds to claims deaf people retarded

Are deaf people “retarded?”: Marlee Matlin and stigmas on hearing loss

Like anyone with a hearing loss, I’ve had to bust through preconceptions and prejudices all my life. The word, "retard" is one that has come up a few times.
August 10, 2016

How to Talk to People with Hearing Loss

Many people can use a few tips for talking to others with hearing loss, so let’s discuss ways you can better communicate in that scenario. First off, there’s a misnomer in the “hearing loss” […]
July 18, 2016

Life Will Be More Fun, and 3 Other Reasons My Parent Should Get Hearing Aids

If I could talk to my dad today to try and convince him to buy the new hearing aid and rejoin life, what would I tell him?
June 13, 2016
Phonak Naida V powerful, sleek and small hearing aids

My new powerful, sleek and small hearing aids

My new Phonak Naida V hearing aids are a slimmer behind-the-ear hearing aid than I’ve ever had before. That may not sound like a big (or little?) deal to most […]
June 6, 2016
Getting new hearing aids

Getting new hearing aids: What I hear, what I don’t, and two places I love using them

I’ve worn hearing aids for 40 years, so getting new hearing aids can be sort of an emotional roller coaster for me.  For my most recent fitting, I flew back from Mexico to […]
May 31, 2016
My Hearing Aid Fitting Day

Hearing Aid Fitting Day: Ups, Downs and Why It’s Worth It!

Getting fitted for new hearing aids should be an exciting thing, and it is, but like some Facebook relationship statuses, “it’s complicated.” For me, hearing aids have never been “right” […]
May 23, 2016

Updating my 7-Year-Old Hearing Aids

Last August, I found myself in the hectic final weeks before launching the biggest dream of my life – selling everything to travel the world for five years. It was […]
May 16, 2016

World traveler, writer… and hearing aid wearer

Hi. I’m Steff. I’m a world traveler, writer and hearing aid wearer. But that’s just the beginning.  My first go-round with adventure came by way of life’s adversities.  If you’d […]